The Rise of Skywalker Auckland Premiere and After-Party

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker opened in New Zealand at 12:01am Thursday 19th December 2019. The evening prior, a premiere event was put on by the local Disney office, at the Event Cinemas IMAX theatre on Queen St, Auckland, at 6pm.

Invited guests saw the first screening of The Rise of Skywalker on Wednesday 18th December, preceded by a “red or blue” (Dark Side vs Light Side) carpet premiere event, running with the “choose your allegiance” theme that has been part of the marketing build up for Episode 9. After the screening of the movie, the audience made its way to an after-party at the Rooftop Terrace of the Rydges Auckland hotel, complete with DJs and replica movie props, as well as a continuation of the choice between Dark vs Light for beverages and canapes.